Monday, January 05, 2009
I'm on day two of the new bootcamp... the chance to win $500 is nice, but I like having a new focus and new goals too, apart from the weight loss anyway.
I really did slack off the intensity over the holidays what with it being a) the holidays and me being b) sick... I'm still coughing crap out, especially when I get on the treadmill. I also still have laryngitis a little, it comes and goes, I think that choir may be iffy this week since my singing voice is still coming and going.
I'm really glad that the holidaze are over. I had a great time the days that I was off... but I really wanted and needed more... and more contiguous ones. I will have a 4 day weekend over MLK weekend by adding a comp day to it. Then I will have 5 days off in February with a comp day and the way the holidays fall. In March I'm taking a whole week off.... and going to San Diego for a niece's wedding.
In the meantime, I have many many many many creative projects that HAVE to get done... first is the shawl for my Mother in law... then the stole for the pastor at my church celebrating his 20th year... then the wedding gift for the niece getting married (an afghan). I have also promised a knitted hoodie for another niece.
If I get a chance to slow down, I'll let you know.
I hope all my friends are well and looking forward to a lovely new year!
Monday, December 29, 2008
The dailySpark had a great thing about making wishes and resolving to make them happen.
I posted these:
1) Start and maintain habits that help keep my house neat, clean & presentable as I clean it all year.
2) Finally finish redecorating my kitchen.
3) Maintain my weight loss.
I am slowly seeing my path for 2009 crystallize just as I did for 2008. It worked well for me. So I'm planting my seed for change now.
I never made new year's resolutions since I knew I would never keep them. But last year I made one and kept it... and that showed me that it can work again. It's a tool, an arbitrary tool, but hey... whatever works!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I was feeling extremely stressed with the approach of Christmas... I had been trying to complete so many tasks around the house, but hadn't had a day at home with nowhere else to go or nothing else to do for over a month... so it just came down to me needing to simply accept what it was as just that.... what I got done, had to be enough.
(Makes me think of the book Shogun... when Blackthorne is to be taught Japanese by an entire village and if he doesn't learn enough in the allotted amount of time, the entire village is to be crucified... but Blackthorne threatens to commit suicide, so the decree is amended to where it is decided that whatever he learns will be enough)
Christmas was very pleasant... no big production numbers, just a nice meal with hubby, kids and Mother-in-law. We had nice presents. I baked healthy banana bread. It was a good day and I could finally breathe... just stay home and do what I wanted.
What I got done was a lot more than I'd realized... and it was enough...
I also did manage to keep up the exercise despite being sick... but it was a much lighter week than usual. I did manage to get up to about full speed today, though and it felt GREAT.
My eating has been slightly over, but with the fact that I'm down to 140 and really don't want to be below 142, I'm not too worried about it.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Well, with the help of Zicam, sleep, an extra day off, etc... I feel much better and though, while still kind of draggy, got my health and my mood back on track.
So what that my long list didn't get done... I will do what I can & to heck with the rest!
The tree is up with ornaments, we have the stockings hung and some lights in the living room, all the gifts (but for 3) are wrapped, and I have all my old clothes sorted into bags to be given away, my craft corner is clean, and all my current clothes put away in either my dresser or closet.
Considering how I felt all weekend, that is pretty impressive. It's also a great jumpstart for getting my house "fit" in 2009.
My first baby step for 2009 is to NOT let my laundry touch the floor, it has to be folded/hung and put away! 2nd baby step is to not have more than one project by my chair in the living room at any given time.
I think I was much sicker than I realized or something like that. I lost 2 lbs since last week... and I thought I was eating a lot... and I even didn't exercise on Sunday since I was feeling achey and sore and wrung out...
Hubby has strong forces arrayed against me. He wants me to gain a few pounds back since I have dropped below the bottom of what I said I wanted to weigh when I started this whole thing. So now he, our daughter and my mother in law have all hollered on me. I am NOT trying to lose more. I eat nearly 2100 calories per day... but I just can't seem to gain weight. How did I get to this point?
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